Entry-Level Executive Assistant Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Executive Assistants is around $46K annually. With bonuses and profit sharing proceeds each occasionally running north of $7K and a few commissions that surpass $21K, total incomes for Entry-Level Executive Assistants generally vary between $30K and $62K according to individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Executive Assistants. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,224 - $64,733
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$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,856
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$12.43 - $25.10
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$0$64K
Salary $32,224 - $64,733
Bonus $507 - $7,404
Profit Sharing $408.51 - $5,960
Commission $493.16 - $20,329
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,017 - $63,014
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,016
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $12.43 - $25.10
Hourly Tips $0.07
Overtime $19.62 - $41.95
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $507 - $7,404
Commission $493.16 - $20,329
Profit Sharing $408.51 - $5,960
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,017 - $63,014
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,593

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Popular Employer Salaries for Executive Assistant


Entry-Level Executive Assistants fill the offices of leading firms Amazon.com Inc, Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Ameriprise Financial, Inc., and Mindbody, Inc. Amazon.com Inc pays the most with a median salary of $67K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $40K to a high of $79K. Entry-Level Executive Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks at Mindbody, Inc ($54K), EY (Ernst & Young) ($48K), and Viacom Inc. ($45K).

With a median employee salary of $40K, Keller Williams Realty, Inc. pays significantly less than its competitors (69 percent less than the top paying company). Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Ameriprise Financial, Inc. at $41K, Clear Channel Communications, Inc. at $44K, and Viacom Inc., where $45K is the norm.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,223

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 40 percent, Entry-Level Executive Assistants in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Executive Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+17 percent), New York (+15 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Washington (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Below-median salaries also turn up in Portland and Atlanta (5 percent lower).

Executive Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Executive Assistant in Chicago:
"Be ready for multitasking."
This is the right job for you can handle multiple people and don't get frustrated easy.

Executive Assistant in Edison:
"Only build others up."
Working with other Executive Assistants to empower each other and build each other up can only accomplish great things for the organization.

Executive Assistant in Raleigh:
"When I started 13 years ago."
This job is not hard but can be challenging. It's all about balance. The key is being organized and keeping notes and deadlines.

Executive Assistant in Nashville:
"Truth about work load."
Make sure to ask management styles, some are more needy than others, and when you support different roles and have different projects due at same time, clarify with senior execs that you are working on other projects and when do they REALLY need the project done. This will cause you less stress. Train them to respect your time, you are not just sitting around.

Executive Assistant in North Andover:
Be professional, on time and dress appropriately. Never gossip or relay any information you may be privy to.

Executive Assistant in Columbus:
"Experience Should Equal Better Pay."
Know your stuff, show initiative, be resourceful.

Executive Assistant in New York:
"Make your Voice Heard."
The Real Estate industry is a life style! Your strengths rival wall street with the love for challenge, personal flexibility, committed to deliver, and all with a smile providing 5 Star Level Customer Service. You are the front line, face, secret gun of the executive you are assisting. If you attached yourself to a star and they are also a good person they will take care of you from work hour flexibility and helping to achieve that work like balance after building trust. Skills: Organization, On the Spot Decision making, Microsoft Office, basic accounting, any type of marketing experience is a plus (adobe software for print marketing), ability to communicate effectively verbally and written.

Key Stats for Executive Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1416 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
22%
20 years or more
0%
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Skills That Affect Executive Assistant Salaries



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National Average
$43,000


Administration
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Microsoft Outlook
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1416 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 25%
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